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Sunny skies on our arrival

Our Top 8 Hotel Picks for Socially Distanced Vacations

Even before COVID-19 arrived, we always appreciated space and privacy away from crowds, which is why we spent countless hours seeking out the best places to stay for the destinations we visited. Now, as we reflect on past travel and think about future travels, we have compiled a list of places that already offered social…
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June 6, 2020 2
Max on a bridge in Chicago

The 7 Things We Love About Chicago Illinois

We have fond memories of visiting Chicago from back when we lived in Southern Ontario and always love to visit the windy city! Thankfully, you can fly to ORD – Chicago O’Hare on Alaska Airlines from YVR – Vancouver through SEA –Seattle-Tacoma airport which makes it a nice and easy place for a weekend getaway…
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January 15, 2020 0
Jason and Maxine at the Lava Lava Beach Club on the Big Island of Hawaii

We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap

It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and points…
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January 3, 2020 4
The El Vado Motel in Albuquerque

Review: El Vado Motel in Albuquerque New Mexico

Initially posted on September 20, 2019. Last Updated on July 15, 2019. COVID-19 Update: At this time, El Vado is open and offering staycation specials for locals; please call (505) 361-1667 for more information. In addition, the restaurants have re-opened too and access to the outdoor space is available. The pool is available and social…
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September 20, 2019 3
Ocean Front Room at the Waikiki Marriott: view of the double rainbow in the morning

Stay: A Review of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Last Updated: October 8, 2019 The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a massive 1,310 room property just across the street from Waikiki/Kuhio Beach. It is 1 of the 11 Bonvoy properties on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu and 1 of 8 properties in the Waikiki area. In this post, we share a detailed…
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September 18, 2019 3
Max and a mural in Marfa

Weekend Trip to Marfa in West Texas

Part of the fun of some of our trips is often ending up somewhere random and Marfa, Texas was one of those. Unless you live in Texas, are into the modern art, or religiously watched every episode of Parts Unknown, chances are you probably have never heard of this small West Texas town in the…
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September 13, 2019 4
Texican Court Sign

Review: Texican Court in Irving Texas

Since our first stay at Lone Star Court in Austin, we’ve become fans of Valencia Group hotels and their “court” hotel concept that combines luxury boutique hotel with a casual motel-style atmosphere with access to outdoor space to relax and have fun. Texican Court is the 3rd Valencia Group hotel we’ve stayed at and in…
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August 9, 2019 6

10 Things We Love About Portland Oregon

Portland in Oregon is one of our favorite cities to visit for a weekend getaway due to all it has to offer. Everytime we visit, we always regret not having an extra day or two to experience more. Find out more about Portland Oregon in this post and the top 10 things we love about…
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June 7, 2019 5
Nassau Street

Mileage Run: 36 Hours in New York City

New York City is one of the world’s greatest cities, if not the greatest. New York City is the city by which all cities are measured against and both those who have visited and those who haven’t, have a universal love and fondness for it. Even the staunchest of city haters will most likely find…
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November 8, 2018 4
Drinking beer from a Kody Coolers tumbler.

Tips: Tubing the Comal River in New Braunfels Texas

Last Updated: June 30, 2020 Initially posted: August 15, 2018 River “toobing” or “tubing” in Texas is one of those things that’s super fun and relaxing, and you should do it! What can be more enjoyable than sitting in a tube, floating down a river, and enjoying a few cold beers on a hot summer…
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August 15, 2018 3